Bangladesh visa suspension likely to be reviewed soon

Oman Monday 06/November/2023 16:43 PM
By: Times News Service
Bangladesh visa suspension likely to be reviewed soon

Muscat: A comprehensive review is being undertaken to streamline the foreign labour market in Oman, according to a statement issued by the Bangladesh Embassy in Muscat.

The statement comes after Oman suspended all types of new visas to Bangladeshi workers coming to Oman.

“The content of the announcement issued by the Royal Oman Police (ROP) regarding suspension of issuance of visas for Bangladeshi nationals comes after a comprehensive review process being conducted by the relevant Omani authorities to regulate the foreign labour market in line with the needs and stability of Omani labour market to safeguard the rights of both workers and employers in accordance with the labour laws,” the Embassy said in a statement.

It also said that issuance of visas has been suspended temporarily. “The competent authorities are exerting their sincere efforts and are keen to complete the review process as early as possible to resume visa issuance in accordance with the guidelines and regulations that conclude the review process,” it said.

 “Oman gives values and deeply appreciates the contributions of Bangladeshi expatriate workforce to the development process and economic growth in Oman. Oman shows its keenness on enhancing bilateral relations with the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in a manner that serves the common interests of both countries. We reiterate and affirm that the decision announced here is no way and under no circumstances is political in nature rather Oman recalls with utmost respect and gratitude the contributions made and being made by Bangladeshi expatriates while it values the close and brotherly relations with the government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh,” the Embassy said in a press release.